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Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Shotwell eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

Our Shotwell optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet The Shotwell Eye Doctors Near You:

Dr. Marc Gold, O.D.

Dr. Marc Gold completed his Optometry training in 1985 from the University Of Houston College Of Optometry. In 1996 he became certified and in 2001 became glaucoma certified. Dr. Gold has extensive training in detecting and treating diseases of the eye. His offices have the technology to allow him to treat eye conditions that only specialists have been able to treat in the past.

Dr Gold was born and grew up in Houston and has been immersed in optometry his entire life. His father is one of the original owners of a Texas State Optical which is still open & has been thriving for 57 years.

Dr. Gold continues to donate his time, as well as glasses to kids in need of visual help. In the last 8 years he has seen & made glasses for over 1000 patients that are a part of the Eye Care for Kids program. He also has a close relationship with the local school nurses, to ensure that all kids have the opportunity to do well in school due to their corrective lenses.

Dr. Gold is happily married to his wife, Syndy, & has four kids. Kyle, in 11th grade, Kelsey, a freshmen in college, Michael a junior at UofH, & Josh, a senior at UofH


Meet Your TSO Shotwell Optical Staff:

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our receptionist will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.

Ms. Helen, Lori, & Julissa take great pride in their care & understanding of the needs of their patients. They have been trained to assist all patients with the kind of service that when patients leave the office they will feel comfortable to refer family & friends.

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Ms. Lori

Ms. Lori Kircus has been an optician for over 22 years with TSO. Ms. Kircus is accomplished in contact lens dispensing and diagnostic imaging. She excels at frame styling and finding just the right frame to match each patient’s unique prescription. Lori is a wife, mother, and grandmother, a respected minister and a Autism Activist. 

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Mr. Bill

Bill Roach operates our full service lab. Bill has 30 years’ experience, priding himself on the quality of each and every pair of glasses. Our full service lab allows us to offer same day services on most prescription glasses. Bill is an avid out-doors man, who enjoys hunting and fishing. He is a family man who mostly enjoys spending quality time with family.

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Danny Gold has been with TSO for over 25 years. As you may of noticed from his last name, he is the son of Dr. Samuel Gold, OD. He has been immersed in the optical world since birth. Working along side his brother (Dr. Marc Gold, OD) in the lab making glasses at a young age. Danny is an expert at adjusting glasses and is asked for by name. He and his wife Wendy have been happily married for 20 years and have three children, Jeffrey, Scott and Stephanie.


Julissa has been with TSO Shotwell for 6 years. She is our insurance specialist & receptionist. She is qualified to answer any of your questions regarding your insurance and happy to help frame style as well. Julissa is a football fan, and loves the Dallas Cowboys.

Call for an Appointment, We are open!

We are making special arrangements with the current public health concerns. When you call Texas State Optical Shotwell, we will space your appointment time to be mindful of social distancing and your personal comfort.

Texas State Optical Shotwell is here for your vision care. We are aware of your concerns and are taking extra precautionary action for your protection and safety. We carefully sanitize all surfaces, including equipment, frames and supplies, frame boards, desks, and keyboards.

When you schedule your eye exam appointment, you can have the extra confidence that you will be safe and comfortable at Texas State Optical.

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